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2015-Overcoming Obstacles

High-Quality, Free, Online Professional Development

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Presenter: Dr. Devery J. Rodgers
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Presentation Description: Within this presentation, participants will learn to expand their professional learning networks (PLNs) to include online modes of professional development. After sharing research as foundation for the effectiveness of ongoing PD, participants have the opportunity to engage in an interactive activity which garners their thoughts and ideas around the present state of PD in their environments. We then discuss PLNs and what the research says about the power of harnessing these networks. We’ll then expand our PLNs to include a myriad of professional development opportunities online. Participants will be introduced to webizines, social networking, open courseware, professional organization opportunities, webinars, online conferences, portals of PD, etc. Participants are able to access the multimedia presentation with links, research, videos, testimonials, and guiding data. There is also a monitored backchannel, in addition to connected discussion on Twitter.


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2015 2015-Stories of Connection

A Little Help From Teachers Near and Far: Creating A Global PLN

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Presenter:  Chris Turnbull

Location:  Saint Paul, Minnesota


Presentation Title:  A Little Help From Teachers Near and Far: Creating A Global PLN

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In the past teachers were limited to seeking out advice from their colleague across the hall or a department chair during lunch or after school. Now teachers can use a variety of social media tools and apps to find and tap into the collective knowledge of educators near and far for new ideas, resources, and ways to hook and engage students in academic learning. Learn about a variety of ways to expand your professional learning network and revitalize your teaching with a little help from a global line-up of educators.

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2012 Getting Started

7 Degrees of Connectedness

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Presenter: Rodd Lucier
Location: Komoka, Ontario, Canada
Twitter: @thecleversheep

Presentation Description: What is it for you that leads you to pay closer attention to the learners in your network? Do you feel close to those colleagues you interact with, even if you’ve never met? Are you more attuned to those people whose voices are amplified because you met at a conference; exchanged stories; shared a meal?

As our connections grow with online colleagues, we may find ourselves in qualitatively distinct relationships with co-learners. By sharing our ideas alongside details of our personal lives, we have a tendency to become more and more familiar to one another. Augment these connections with voices and imagery, and it can lead to deeper and more fulfilling connections.

In this presentation Rodd Lucier (AKA The Clever Sheep), invites you to walk along with a few of his colleagues who join him in reflecting on how modern tools are impacting our online relationships. The concept of ‘7 Degrees of Connectedness’ is introduced as one way to qualify the relationships we foster with online colleagues.

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2009 2009-Week in the Classroom

Living History – Authentic Learning Empowered By Digital Technology

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Presenter: Jane Ross
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Living History – Authentic Learning Empowered By Digital Technology

Presentation Description: Jane Ross is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has recently graduated from a Masters in Education (Ed Tech) which she did entirely online from Australia. Jane is the Digital Technologies Specialist for Sinarmas World Academy in Indonesia. She is a regular presenter in Indonesia, often presenting in Indonesian which is her second language.

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2009 2009-Leading the Change

Slippery Rocks & Hard Places: Twelve Bridges and Learning Matters

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Presenter: Dennis Richards
Location: Andover, MA, USA
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Presentation Title: Slippery Rocks & Hard Places: Twelve Bridges and Learning Matters

Presentation Description: To begin, I want you to know I created a wiki that expands upon the notions I discuss in this presentation/video. If you find what I say worthy of further reflection, carry your learning beyond the boundaries of the .mov and visit tr.im/bridginggaps.

If you wonder what a “well-educated” student will look like in our constantly shifting, interconnected, globalized society; if you want to know what teachers and administrators need to know about teaching and learning in the 21st Century; if you are ready to learn about newer, more effective ways of teaching that engage, challenge and inspire students; this is the session for you. In this video I will present a vision for teaching and learning in the 21st century that is evolving as I explore the intersection of pedagogy and the digital culture. There are twelve critical bridges that span competing conditions I have experienced that we must all acknowledge, experience and understand if we are to move toward the emerging new story of learning.

1. Building Learning Communities: Distant ~ Flat
2. Community Norms: Reserved ~ Confident
3. Boot Camp: Learned ~ Learning
4. Learning and Teaching: Compliance ~ Community
5. Read-Write Web: Repository ~ Participatory
6. Building a Network: Possess ~ Share
7. Leadership and Planning: Consistent ~ Innovative
8. Mental Models: Informed ~ Wise
9. Establishing Identity: Directed ~ Autonomous
10. Presentation Skills: Deliver ~ Engage
11. Learning Environment: Contained ~ Open
12. Map of Community Values: Change ~ Transformation

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